CAD Schroer Joins Forces with SYSTEMPARTNERS to Bring Powerful, Integrated Drafting Support to Pro/ENGINEER® Customers in Italy

Moers, Germany and Milan, Italy – 23rd November 2006: CAD Schroer Group (CSG), the global engineering solutions provider, and PTC® European Software Partner of the Year, today welcomed a new reseller in Italy, focusing on STHENO/PRO, the legacy data management and drafting solution fully integrated with Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/INTRALINK® and Windchill PDMLink™.

CSG, known for its MEDUSA4™ and STHENO/PRO™ MCAD software suites, has a strong international presence with offices in Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. “Offering local, friendly, and technically competent advice to our customers has always been our fundamental strength,” says Michael Schroer, founding Director of the company that has grown from strength to strength since its beginnings as a CAD-based engineering services provider in 1986.

New Partners in Key Locations
Its extensive reseller network, which subscribes to the same ethos, already covers much of the globe, but there is plenty of room for growth in specific countries and market niches. “Our latest partner drive focuses on suppliers to Pro/ENGINEER® customers, who recognise STHENO/PRO as an unrivalled solution”, says Marco Destefani, Head of CSG’s Italian office in Bollate, Milan. “This month we are pleased to welcome SYSTEMPARTNERS, a PTC Gold Level Authorized Reseller.”

About SYSTEMPARTNERS

Established by Roberta Bocciarelli and Ettore Meregalli in 2004, SYSTEMPARTNERS, located in Cernusco, just outside of Milan, Italy, today has a team of 8 technical experts with over 200 customers, offering engineering and PLM solutions all around the PTC and other well known product ranges, as well as providing training, support and consultancy services.

“We are very pleased to be working with CAD Schroer,”
says company President, Ettore Meregalli, “As a provider of Pro/ENGINEER, Windchill® PDMLink™ and Pro/INTRALINK®, we see STHENO/PRO as the ideal drafting and data consolidation solution for our Pro/ENGINEER customer base.”

Developed in partnership with PTC®

“PTC and CSG have enjoyed a very successful, close and collaborative partnership for many years now,” says Gearoid Smyth, Head of Global Marketing Programs at PTC, “and STHENO/PRO is testament to this relationship, offering best in class 2D and legacy maintenance, which means new and existing Pro/ENGINEER customers can easily transfer valuable 2D drawings into their 3D world.”

STHENO/PRO replaces the need for a 3-tier (Pro/E – 2D – paper) approach, working hand-in-glove with Pro/DETAIL™, offering seamless, bi-directional data exchange, and the incorporation, editing and maintenance of raster data. It allows for the quick and easy creation of things like 2D concepts, layouts and tender designs, as well as 2D adaptations of Pro/DETAIL® sheets for product designs, technical manuals, and installation designs.

“No matter which corner of the globe you visit, design engineers have much in common: they need competent advice, backed by reliable, efficient, integrated tools that work the way engineers do – freeing, rather than restricting, creativity,” Michael Schroer concludes, “STHENO/PRO has managed to capture the imagination of customers throughout the world, precipitating our move for further expansion. We are always pleased to find partners who, as leaders in their field, share our passion for friendly and competent customer support, providing real added value to any systems implementation.”